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Crosby declared that he was 100 percent healthy Monday, after he dealt with a nagging wrist injury for much of the postseason, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Crosby entertained the idea of surgery to correct the wrist issue in the summer, but rest and rehab ultimately proved to be a less stressful solution. He's back working out in Pittsburgh in preparation for training camp, and should be poised for another run at the Art Ross Trophy in 2014-15. If Crosby wasn't already being drafted as the top overall fantasy skater, the news that he's fully healthy should do the trick.

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Crosby (wrist) is pleased with the the way his wrist has responded to treatment this summer, reports the New York Times. "It's good," said Crosby, who added, "You want to see how things progress throughout the summer once you start skating and get back to that regular routine. You want to see how it reacts, so I'm happy with the way it's gone."

Crosby is working out in Florida with several other NHLers under the direction of trainer Matt Belfry. He likened it to a "hockey school" because there's increased focus on fundamentals and individual skill work. And he hasn't looked out of place among the likes of John Tavares, Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon. Great news for fantasy owners -- he should be on track to compete for both the Art Ross and Hart trophies again this year.

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Although the Pittsburgh Penguins said Sidney Crosby won't need wrist surgery, his agent won't rule it out.

Crosby's agent said that whether or not he'll have surgery will ultimately be dependent on how the current treatment on Crosby's wrist goes. So far there's been no indication that Crosby is in danger of actually missing any playing time next season.

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Sidney Crosby won't undergo wrist surgery after all.

It was initially reported that Crosby would probably have surgery on a previously undisclosed wrist injury. The Penguins later confirmed the injury, but cautioned that surgery might not be necessary. Now the decision has been made "after seeking additional medical advice."

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have confirmed that Sidney Crosby suffered a wrist injury during the 2013-14 campaign.

Based on previous reports, it sounds like that injury hindered Crosby's play in the postseason. Earlier reports also suggested that Crosby will have surgery, but the Penguins said that might not end up happening. "We expect to have a decision by early next week," Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said. It's believed that Crosby won't miss any playing time due to this injury even if he does have surgery.

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Sidney Crosby is expected to have wrist surgery within the next few days.

It's not known when Crosby suffered the injury, but it reportedly impacted his performance in the playoffs. He had just one goals and nine points in 13 postseason games, but he's previously rejected the notion that he was injured. The good news is that he's not expected to miss any playing time as a result of this procedure.

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Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby took home a pair of big honors at Tuesday's NHL Awards Ceremony.

Most importantly, Sid the Kid was awarded the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP for the second time in his career after a campaign in which he led the NHL with 104 points, besting Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf and Philadelphia's Claude Giroux for the hardware. Crosby also added to his trophy case by taking home the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the league's Most Outstanding Player, as voted on by his fellow players.

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Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford says he does not need to be the one to make the final call on selections in the draft.

Rutherford has been with Pittsburgh for three weeks, and will not be fully equipped for a draft that starts on June 27. "I'll decide on where we stand in terms of taking the best player available or going for a certain position, but it will depend on how strong I feel about the possible selection," Rutherford said, noting that while general manager with Carolina he "usually leaned heavily on the scouting staff." The Penguins picked 22nd overall, then don't have a selection until the fourth round.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will start looking again for a new head coach after Willie Desjardins apparently turned them down for the Vancouver Canucks.

The Penguins were hoping that Desjardins was going to be their head coach as he was in Pittsburgh on Friday but GM Jim Rutherford said that his meeting with an unidentified coach (believed to be Desjardins) did not work out. "I met with one of the candidates that I thought very highly of, and thought that he was our guy, but after spending [Thursday] night and again [Friday] morning talking to him, on both sides it just didn't match up," Rutherford said. "I had a more serious conversation than with (him) anyone else I talked to. It just means the search is still on." Stay tuned.

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GM Jim Rutherford said Thursday that he's "zeroed in on one guy" during his coaching search.

He didn't name the candidate, but news came down that Willie Desjardins was expected to be in town to meet with the Penguins after he spoke with them on the phone earlier in the day. Desjardins just coached the Dallas Stars' AHL affiliate to a Calder Cup championship. He's also believed to be high on Vancouver's head coaching list.